Help Install kali wifi driver for Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Adapter

DarkSword241

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I installed kali with a usb bootable dual booting with windows 10 but i did not have any wifi capabilities and no wifi options. I will also need help giving you more info on the kali operating system if you can give me the code to do so, so you can tell me what im dealing with. Thankyou.
 


dos2unix

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The realTek 88xx won't work in "most" Linux distro's.
There is a way to compile it and install it on some distro's.
If you don't know how to do this, you're probably not ready for cyber security.
 

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The realTek 88xx won't work in "most" Linux distro's.
There is a way to compile it and install it on some distro's.
If you don't know how to do this, you're probably not ready for cyber security.
Before getting into cyber security you should be at least familiar with the OS you are using and know how it works, otherwise you're just another script kiddie... I would expect a class like that to have a prerequisite of being familiar with Linux and not just being able to install it but to get not out of the box supported hardware working yourself as well.
 

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Lord Boltar

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First Ensure that you disable Secure Boot in the BIOS
Then run
Code:
sudo apt-get install rtl8821ce-dkms
To see what adapter you have and hence which driver to install:
Code:
sudo lshw -C network
Disabling Secure Boot is no loss: it adds no meaningful security anyway. It's primarily a means for Microsoft to enforce its vendor lock-in on your computer.
 
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